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A Dutch runaway train and its driver were saved from disaster when they were luckily caught by a large whale sculpture.

It was just before midnight when the driver of the Metro train in Spijkenisse, near the city of Rotterdam, Holland, lost control of his train 10metere above the ground and crashed through a barrier at the end of the tracks. 

The train would have plummeted 30 feet into the water surrounding the track if it hadn’t been for the public art sculpture stopping its fall.

The train was left precariously suspended in the  air trapped by the tail of the whale.

Maarten Strulis the artist of the sculpture titled Whale Tails, said the art work had been there since 2002.

“It has been there for almost 20 years and… you actually expect the plastic to pulverise a bit, but that is apparently not the case…I’ll make sure that I get a few photos…I could never have imagined it that way.”

Artist Maartn Strulis

The unnamed driver of the tarin was successfully rescued for the tarin and is reported to have been shaken by the freaky accident but not injured. 

It is not yet known how or why the driver lost control of his train. 

This freaky accident happened on Sunday November 1st 2020

Source: BBC 

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